The twitter account of @Sacredsecret touts itself as the answerer of questions. I tweeted the account some questions. I got answers. Canned answers straight from the pages of Watchtower Society literature. Below are the “answers” and my comments to these “answers” below. Please note, @Sacredsecret didn’t make time to know me, just a one size fits all approach, assuming I was an opposer to Biblical teachings. Read my questions to @Sacredsecret within my twitter account http://twitter.com/EnochEnochEnoch
@Sacredsecret’s Canned “answers” below:
Let me explain a few things affecting you. ……………………………………….
It appears the WBTS teaches a person must “do this” “do that”. You know that salvation is not by works that we should boast that it is us that is making a relationship with Father possible. You know that no one can come to Jesus unless Father draws him. That is Father’s Grace. Also, all the requirements you are emphasizing are best, but ultimately, its Father that chooses us, not the other way around.
Opposers Cannot Succeed
How can you call me an opposer to the Christian truth when you don’t even know me or my beliefs. Read my testimony http://EnochEnochEnoch.wordpress.com/about to know where I stand with Father. You assume I don’t agree with the Bible simply because I don’t agree with some of the WBTS teachings. I do believe: Father is Almighty, Omnipotent, the Father of Jesus and Creator of mankind. I believe Jesus is the Son of Father, came to the Earth in the flesh, died for forgivness of our sins, was resurrected and ascended to Heaven. How does that make me an opposer of God? I oppose the conjecture and assumptions of the WBTS on matters that aren’t plainly stated in the Bible. I oppose the WBTS assuming that no one can have a relationship with Father or survive Armageddon apart from association with the WBTS. I oppose the WBTS making itself mediator when Jesus is our Mediator. I oppose the WBTS policy of neglecting the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 18 when dealing with someone who sins against us, by leaving out the step of telling the matter to the congregation. This loving step allows the entire congregation to help and readjust the erring one. Can you tell me why this important step is omitted? I oppose the WBTS requirement of publishers counting field service time. Jesus never asked anyone to do this. I oppose to the WBTS stating the date 1914 as the date Jesus took kingdom power. This date is nowhere stated in the Bible. The WBTS uses conjecture to arrive at this date, but, of the numerous dates stated in the Bible, Father is more than able to have that kingdom power date logged as 1914 if He desired. Also, Jesus said after His resurrection that “All Authority Has Been Given Me”. Why would He need to wait until 1914? There are more inconsistancies with the WBTS I oppose, but there’s nothing I oppose about the Bible. You have me wrong
The Main Issue—Sovereignty
Why did God not destroy Adam and Eve and start over with another human pair? Because God’s universal sovereignty, that is, his right to rule, had been challenged. The question was, Who has the right to rule, and whose rule is right? By extension, Could humans do better if not ruled by God? In allowing them enough time to experiment with total freedom, God would establish once and for all whether they are better off under his rule or their own.
The time allowed had to be long enough for humans to try all types of political, social, economic, and religious systems apart from God’s guidance.
What has been the result? Thousands of years of human history tell us that there has been more and more suffering. In the past century, the human family has experienced the worst suffering ever.
Millions were murdered during the Holocaust. Over 100 million have been slaughtered in wars. Crime and violence are rampant. Drug abuse is epidemic. Sexually transmitted diseases continue to spread. Tens of millions die each year of hunger and disease. Family life and moral values have broken down everywhere. No human government has the answers to these problems. Not one of them has overcome aging, sickness, and death.
The human condition is just as the Bible foretold for our times. God’s Word identifies our era as “the last days” of this system of things when “critical times hard to deal with will be here.” And just as the Bible said, ‘wicked men and impostors have advanced from bad to worse.’—2 Timothy 3:1-5, 13.
My question to the above:
William E. Enoch, Sr@EnochEnochEnoch
@Sacredsecret Why God didn’t destroy Adam and Eve? You don’t know the mind of God. The reason isn’t stated in the Bible. U use WBTS script?
@Sacredsecret’s “answer” to my question:
@EnochEnochEnoch it is stated in the bible , it is you that does not know were.
I’ve recently read some twitter posts from the account of @Sacredsecret and followed the included Twextra links. While reading the teachings of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. within the links I’ve decided to add my personal comments on the @Sacredsecret Twextra postings and post all here. Enjoy.
The identification of Babylon the Great is confirmed by an angel’s condemnation of her for her “spiritistic practice [by which] all the nations were misled.” (Revelation 18:23)
Aspects of human relationships are noted with physical eyes and physical expectations. A spiritual relationship deals with Father’s Grace and eyes of faith. Does the WBTS really believe that our Omnipotent Almighty Father is so weak that He doesn’t know us or our hearts without our knowing His Name? Moses didn’t know Father’s Name, yet he had a better relationship with Father than any Governing Body member ever had. Can anyone disprove this fact? It is souls that deal with the Spirit and the Spirit pleads our case with groanings unuttered for us when we don’t even know what to say. WBTS puts so much emphasis on a name because WBTS uses “Jehovah” in membership marketing for their organization because WBTS has that name on it: “Jehovah’s Witnesses”. Any English interpretation of the Divine Name doesn’t do Father justice. What child in a close relationship even calls his parent by his name. Abba or Father or Daddy is perfectly fine in a close relationship. The theme of the Bible is Father’s Love, not His Name. I Am That I Am was good enough for Moses to demonstrate that Moses’ God is Almighty. WBTS distracts from this fact by promoting themselves and how many preaching hours and publications they pump out. The WBTS is a cold corporation which knows little about love because it would rather disfellowship a member than lovingly follow all the steps, as stated by Jesus, to gain a brother in Matthew 18. Love means telling the congregation what the member did BEFORE disfellowshipping so the entire congregation may lovingly help readjust the brother. Whether the WBTS is embarrassed of the brother’s sin or is fearful other members may follow the erring brother, this is no reason ignore any one of the steps Jesus stated. To not follow all steps shows the WBTS acts deceptively to the congregation. The WBTS know little about loving relationships when it, as a cold corporatation, unlovingly exploits funeral memorial services to market for their organization. Trust Father Who knows us, never trust man or his religious organizations.
This is the way, Walk in it, you people.”—ISA. 30:21.
The WBTS fits the above description of apostates. This organization publishes hundreds of pieces writings in-addition-to the Bible. Just look at the numerous times these publications use uncertain terms like “could be” and “it stands to reason”. Then, after setting us up, continue on teaching something not clearly stated n the Bible. The Bible uses certain terms. The Bible is all we need. The dangerous result is the WBTS becomes “truth”, in fact a distortion of truth and a replacement of the Bible. Apostacy! The WBTS places itself as mediator between Father and humans by teaching we need to be associated with “The Organization” to have Father’s approval, survive Armageddon or have a relationship with Father. This is an apostate LIE when Jesus is our Mediator and His shed Blood and Father’s Grace calls us to Himself, without needing the WBTS. The WBTS is simply a publishing empire, produces publications and its members are called publishers. The WBTS ignores Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18, and refuse to allow the congregation help readjust a member as a step in gaining a brother. By the time the congregation hears “So and So has been disfellowshipped”, it’s too late gain our brother. Among many other signs of apostacy, the WBTS is guilty of adding to the writings of the Book of Revelation by naming the world empire of false religion as Babylon the Great. This may be true, however, by this identification, the WBTS is adding something that Revelation does not specifically state by name. The WBTS also claims to be Jehovah’s visible organization. This LIE is nowhere stated in the Bible. What Bible book, chapter and verse have you read the name Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, Inc. ever stated in the Bible? Never and never will. You will read about Christians, not Jehovah’s Witnesses. Apostacy! Now, would you want to be contaminated by this apostate organization who teaches conjecture as the Bible?
What Will the Lord’s Day Mean for You? ***
BACK in 1914, Jesus was installed as King of God’s Kingdom, and the Lord’s day began.
Immediately, the new King faced violent opposition from Satan the Devil and his agents here on earth. (Psalm 2:1-6) So these early years of the Lord’s day have been a time of conflict in which Jesus has gone ‘subduing in the midst of his enemies.’—Psalm 110:2.
The new King’s conquests have been impressive. After 1914, Satan tried to “devour” the newborn Kingdom but, instead, was ignominiously cast out of heaven. (Revelation 12:1-12)
He then ‘waged war’ with the remaining ones of the anointed, but he was unable to prevent their ‘standing up’ in 1919 or their accepting “the little scroll” from the hand of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 10:8-11; 11:11, 12; 12:17) He was equally powerless to prevent the gathering of the final ones of the 144,000 and the assembling of the great crowd (out of all the nations), who render “sacred service day and night in [Jehovah’s] temple.”—Revelation 7:1-3, 9-15.
Indeed, since 1914 Jesus has ‘gone forth conquering.’ Nevertheless, much remains to be done. Jesus has yet “to complete his conquest.” He has yet to take action in removing all traces of Satan’s world system of things. (Revelation 6:1, 2; 19:11-21
What will this momentous act mean for us as individuals?The Bible tells you if you know where?
Please be careful not to add to or take away from the writings of Revelation. The WBTS uses the date of 1914, a date not stated in the Book of Revelation, as the date Jesus was installed as King. Alot of dates are stated in the Bible, however, 1914 is never stated for any event. The WBTS is guilty of adding to the writings of Revelation.
God’s Kingdom has trustworthy representatives on earth.
How do we know this? Psalm 45:16 states: “You will appoint . . . princes in all the earth.” “You” in this prophecy is the Son of God. (Psalm 45:6, 7; Hebrews 1:7, 8) Hence, Jesus Christ himself will appoint the princely representatives. We can be sure that they will be faithful in carrying out his direction. Even today, qualified men who serve as elders in the Christian congregation are taught, not to “lord it over” their fellow believers, but to protect, refresh, and comfort them.—Matthew 20:25-28; Isaiah 32:2.
The Kingdom has righteous subjects. They are blameless and upright in God’s eyes. (Proverbs 2:21, 22) “The meek ones themselves will possess the earth,” says the Bible, “and they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.” (Psalm 37:11) The subjects of the Kingdom are meek—teachable and humble, mild and gentle. Their primary interests are spiritual matters. (Matthew 5:3) They want to do what is right and are responsive to divine direction.
The WBTS is once again alluding to a group by only mentioning elders in the Christian congregation in the above propaganda, but don’t clearly identify the elders as princes because the Bible doesn’t state the elders are these princes. If the WBTS don’t know the answers for sure, it would be best not to lead and deceive others with pure conjecture.
The Scriptural description of Babylon the Great fits the world’s collective body of false religion.
The WBTS is very careful not to directly state that Babylon the Great IS the collective body of false religion. WBTS can only state that Babylon fits the description. After setting the stage, however, the WBTS goes on to mislead any who will listen by easing in its arguments to teach that Babylon the Great IS the world empire of fale religion. Since the Book of Revelation does not directly state Babylon the Great is for sure the world empire of false religion, please be careful to not add to or take away from the writings of the Revelation. Besides this matter, if the WBTS is Jehovah’s spokesman, why does WBTS use the uncertian language: “the scriptural description of Babylon the Great fits the world’s collective body of false religion”? All Biblical spokesmen always knew for certain what they were talking about. The identity of Babylon the Great is not specifically stated but the “waters” she sits upon in Revelation 17:15 are directly referred to as people, multitudes, nations and tounges. WBTS conjecture is not the only presumptive teachings by the WBTS.